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and the f.d.a. has expanded its approval of the most widely described flu medication, tamiflu. you may have heard it. listen up, for children as young as two weeks old. our medical team is on. dr. david somati, head of robotics at mount sinai medical center. we're going to put up the states that are reporting so far, the worst flu season. tamiflu for kids two weeks old? >> yes, this is big breaking news, but before we get to tamiflu, this is actually a very important information for people to know. typically, flu season starts around december, it peaks around january, february, it it may go on until march. and now it started in november. and there's about eight states that are actually indicating a high number of flu, this is quite dangerous. we know that during the flu season, hundreds and thousands of people actually get hospitalized, up to 49,000 people can die from this, so, it's very serious and it's a good time to remind people again, if you have not been vaccinated, go get your vaccination. all the myths about the fact that it's dangerous and side effects from it is probably not true
. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. the flu comes on fast, so ask your doctor about tamiflu. prescription for flu. >> gregg: welcome back. less than 48 hours in the christmas and millions of americans are packing the airports trying to get where they are going to go. david lee miller is right in the thick of it at laguardia. david whashg does it look like there? >> it might be in the thick of it as you say but the crowds have certainly started to
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